STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO VALET CONSIGNING
This does not apply to Traditional Consignors (see Traditional vs Valet Consigning for an explanation of the differences)
Please note that we only allow 5 valet consignors for each sale. Valet consignors are also limited to 100 items of clothing (a set, PJ set, matching shorts and shirt, matching pants and shirt count as one).
Register to be a Consignor HERE. Please email us to let us know that you are choosing the VALET consigning option. The registration fee is $12 which helps cover the costs of insurance, store rental, advertising, etc. This fee is nonrefundable and will be collected when you drop your items off on Monday before the sale, date and time TBD. If you don't make at least $20 on your sale, you will not have to pay the full $12 fee. (Please contact us for more information.) We are only allowing 5 consignors at each sale, so register early and be sure to let us know you are choosing this option!
IMPORTANT: After you have registered, email us at BunnyTailReSale@gmail.com and let us know that you are choosing the VALET consigning option.
Take a look at our List of Accepted Items to help you determine what you can consign. Gather all your clothing items together, and on a bright, sunny day (preferably by a window), check each item over for stains, holes, missing buttons, faulty zippers and excessive fading or pilling. REMEMBER, we only allow 100 pieces of clothing per consignor (a set, PJ set, matching shorts and shirt, matching pants and shirt count as one). Check books for torn or marked pages. Be sure all parts are with games and puzzles, etc. (On a case-by-case basis, we may decide to allow an item to be sold that is not 100% functional. We will price it accordingly and will make a note on the tag.)
Please be aware that we will be checking every item for functionality and recalls, and any item that does not meet the standards as listed above will not be sold and will be set-aside to be donated or discarded at the end of the sale.
Clean and wash your items. It’s tempting to not iron your clothes, but items that are well presented have a greater chance of being sold. Fix anything that is broken. Double check that everything works (change batteries if needed).
TIPS FOR CLEANING
Clothes - try OxiClean in the wash
- combine 1 part Dawn (1 Tbs) with 2 parts each (2 Tbs) of hydrogen peroxide & baking soda for a stain fighting “goo” that rivals any store-bought solutions. Apply to stains, let sit for 30 minutes to 2 hours then wash as usual.
- apply lemon juice to a stain on a white area and leave it in the sun
Toys - try a Magic Eraser to take scuff marks off shoes or remove crayon and other marks from plastic toys
Corroded Batteries - throw the corroded battery away, then dip a Q-tip into a little baking soda dissolved in water to clean the corrosion off of the terminals. Try a new batter to see if it works.
Drop off your items on Monday (date, time and location TBD). You will receive an email with directions on when and where to drop off your items. You do NOT need to schedule a drop-off appointment for this time. Drop-off appointments are for Traditional consignors only.
INVENTORY & TAGGING
Bunny Tail ReSale will do all the work for you: check for recalls, enter inventory, set the prices, and tag items. All items will be discounted up to 50% for the first wo hours and 75% off for the last two hours on the second day of the sale.
Register for volunteer shifts HERE to earn earlier entry to the pre-sale and make more money on your items!
Consignors can get into our Wednesday pre-sale at 11:00 am. Those that VOLUNTEER for one shift get in even earlier, at 10:45 am. Those that volunteer for 2 shifts get in at 10:30 am; 3 shifts get in at 10:15 am; and 4+ shifts get in the earliest at 10:00 am.
Any unsold items will be donated to a charity after the sale.
We can pay you by check or electronically. It usually takes less than a week to get paid. We like to pay our consignors as quickly as possible.